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EcoSys: Exploring Challenges of K12 Education

TUESDAY 8-9p MDT / 10-11p EDT starting next chat: 5/8 

 

 

What is ECOSYS?  It's a community of stakeholders (mostly parents & teachers) discussing the challenges & bright spots of K12 Ed.  Check out our new overview at the K12 ECOSYS BLOG and our most recent summary of Challenges, a framework for mapping our efforts.  

 

Here is a summary of our key links, with recent discussion threads noted; at each link are takeaways from online conversation, as input to follow-on work. 

 

RESOURCES

    R1 Purpose of Education ("Social Contract" - DEC 2011)

    R5 Ecosystem Challenges  ("Healthcare & K12 similarities - launching MAR 2012)

 

FRAMEWORKS - NEW framing for 2012; stay tuned

 

2011 TOPIC AGENDA - key conversations in Education:

    T1 Parent Engagement

    T2 Standards

    T5 Teacher Preparation - JAN 2012

    T10 Activism 

Focus on BRIGHT SPOTS - examining solutions and patterns that are working

    EduKare - a new paradigm for service consolidation in urban schools - UPDATED 2/2 

    B06 Finland - JAN 2012

Thought Leadership - engaging on important papers and books

    Yong Zhao - MAR 11 2012 (intro) & MAR 18 (actions)  

News Room - suggest and investigate links on key articles

Live Chat - click here for LIVE CHAT each SUNDAY 9pET/7pMT or any time to catch up on the conversation. Please jump in; we need your input. 

 

Background

 

New 2012 Planning Framework - JUN 2012 ** UPDATES HERE JENNA **

Our Approach & Framing (NEW ECOSYS BLOG)

Foundations: 2010 Issues P1-P9

Inception: Original 2009 Ecosys Framing posts (the idea is born)

EcoDNA

Glossary

 

Mechanics

 

Many who participate in Twitter Chats use Tweetchat.  To join the conversation, have your Twitter account setup and join us at the appointed time.  Or watch for conversation any time at the #ecosys hashtag.  Our ground rules are posted here and if you'd like to weigh in, contact us about being a contributor.

 

 

All contents of this wiki are published under Creative Commons 3.0 license, using the "share and share-alike" convention. Content may be re-used and expanded, but original attribution to ECOSYS and the Content Author/Contributor is required. 

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